Rishi Sunak defends income tax raid on low and middle earners

Budget 2021 at a glance Here are the main points of Rishi Sunak’s Budget: Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts economy will return to pre-Covid levels by the middle of 2022, six months earlier than previously thought. OBR forecast economy will grow this year by 4 per cent, by 7.3 per cent in 2022, then … Read more

Coming 2 America director Craig Brewer defends the sequel’s PG-13 rating

Eddie Murphy returns as Prince Akeem in the long-awaited sequel Coming 2 America, but there will be a big change from the original. While the original was rated R for language and nudity, the sequel, arriving March 5 on Amazon Prime Video, will be rated PG-13. Some fans have questioned why it won’t be rated … Read more

Boohoo defends supplier practices after claims it could face US import ban

Boohoo defends supplier practices after claims it could face US import ban over slave labour allegations Online fashion giant has been hit by allegations of ‘slave labour’ at factories US Customs and Border Protection reportedly said it is launching a probe Boohoo defended labour practices and said it is ‘not aware’ of any US probe   … Read more

Serco fights back over Test & Trace: Boss defends plan to pay dividend

Serco fights back over Test & Trace farce: Boss Rupert Soamesdefends plans to pay dividend claiming firm has been ‘demonised’ By Francesca Washtell For The Daily Mail Published: 21:52 GMT, 25 February 2021 | Updated: 21:52 GMT, 25 February 2021 Serco’s boss launched a vigorous defence of the NHS Test & Trace system as the … Read more

Matt Hancock defends £30m Covid contracts for his neighbour after medical regulator launches probe

Matt Hancock has defended a decision to hand Covid test orders worth £30million to a former neighbour now under investigation by the medical watchdog, saying it would be ‘ridiculous’ to block friends of ministers from public contracts. Alex Bourne, who crossed paths with the Health Secretary while running the Cock Inn in Thurlow, West Suffolk, … Read more

Emma Willis defends son Ace’s ‘unique’ fashion sense

Emma Willis has revealed she would never try and ‘suppress’ the way her son Ace, nine, dresses as it’s his way of ‘expressing himself’. The TV presenter, 44, sparked a reaction from social media users when she previously shared an Instagram snap of her son wearing a pink top and sporting long hair.  Emma was surprised … Read more

Welsh Labour politician defends taking Zoom meeting from lover’s £1m home in ENGLAND 

A Welsh Labour politician has today defended taking a Zoom meeting from her lover’s home in England, miles from her Newport constituency, because they have formed a support bubble. Rhianon Passmore, 48, was spotted at the £1million home of her long-term partner Nick Hartley, 54, during an online meeting of the Welsh Assembly. Ms Passmore told MailOnline she … Read more

Welsh Labour politician defends taking Zoom meeting from lover’s £1m home in ENGLAND 

A Welsh Labour politician has today defended taking a Zoom meeting from her lover’s home in England, miles from her Newport constituency, because they have formed a support bubble. Rhianon Passmore, 48, was spotted at the £1million home of her long-term partner Nick Hartley, 54, during an online meeting of the Welsh Assembly. Ms Passmore told MailOnline she … Read more

Tamron Hall defends interview with drag queen Sherry Pie after fierce backlash on social media

Tamron Hall defended her interview Tuesday with drag queen Sherry Pie after being criticized for giving the performer a platform after admitting to sexual misconduct. The 50-year-old host told the audience of the Tamron Hall Show before the interview aired that it should not be considered as promoting the disgraced 29-year-old drag queen, real name … Read more

Winger Anthony Watson defends ‘taking the knee’ ahead of England’s Six Nations clash

England rugby star Anthony Watson has defended taking the knee ahead of today’s Six Nations clash with Italy at Twickenham. But the 26-year-old winger insisted it was not a show of support for Black Lives Matter, whose views he branded ‘a bit extreme’. Watson was among 12 teammates who made the anti-racism gesture before last … Read more